By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch
J. Fusco for VISIT Philadelphia
Silvia Ascarelli helps a couple that wishes to retire in 10 years and move somewhere with little ice and snow but also without extreme heat. She names three places, including a “wild-card pick.”
What if you are in your 50s and haven’t started to save for retirement?
Alessandra Malito takes a sober approach to help a 57-year-old woman who has a good job as a nurse, but hasn’t begun to save for retirement. The good news is it’s not too late for a reasonable savings plan to set up a decent retirement, or for a career change.
A doctor treats COVID-19 ‘long haulers’ and tells of lessons learned
Jaimy Lee interviews Dr. Dixie Harris, a pulmonologist who flew with a large team to New York from Utah to treat coronavirus patients in hospitals in April and shares details about what she learned about helping patients recover more quickly without a ventilator. One lesson about masks: none of her team of 100 was infected with the virus.
Three changes to the Dow and what they might mean
On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.89% will undergo three changes to its 30-stock group of companies. Salesforce.com /zigman2/quotes/200515854/composite CRM +3.04% will replace Exxon Mobil /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -0.23% , Amgen /zigman2/quotes/209157011/composite AMGN +0.84% will replace Pfizer /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE +1.78% and Honeywell International /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +3.24% will replace Raytheon Technologies /zigman2/quotes/203237915/composite RTX +1.05% .
Conventional wisdom is that being removed from the Dow is bad for a stock’s performance. But Mark Hulbert uses data to explain why being removed from the Dow may actually boost a stock’s long-term performance.
If you need to withdraw from your retirement account because of the pandemic, you may be able to avoid a tax penalty
Bill Bischoff — MarketWatch’s Tax Guy — lists 10 ways to avoid a penalty for taking an early retirement-account withdrawal because of COVID-19.
Read this if you wish to retire early
Chris Mamula explains how the timing of your decision to stop working will affect your Social Security benefits.
Stock valuations have popped — here’s what to do
Michael Brush has a five-part-plan to protect your investment portfolio.
The risks of transferring property to family
Quentin Fottrell — MarketWatch’s Moneyist — digs into a sticky situation involving quitclaim deeds and wills.
So far this year, 63 companies among the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.77% have lowered or suspended dividends paid to shareholders. But among the 63 S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats /zigman2/quotes/210598428/delayed XX:SP50DIV +1.21% , there haven’t been any dividend cuts. have done so. With interest rates so low, Dan Genter, CEO of RNC Genter Capital Management in Los Angeles, is a four-decade veteran of the bond market, but believes even conservative investors need to look to dividend stocks for income.
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